Circus of Horrors (1960, GBR) C-88m. ** D: Sidney Hayers. Starring Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg, Yvonne Monlaur, Donald Pleasence, Jane Hylton, Kenneth J. Warren. Horror drama that uses themes from earlier, better films. Diffring plays a surgeon, who flees from a disfigured customer to mainland Europe. In France, he gains dominance over a small circus and keeps practicing his facial surgery. Several deaths attract the attention of the police. Not very believable, though earnestly performed. Good color photography by the great Douglas Slocombe is main reason to watch this film. Also known as PHANTOM OF THE CIRCUS.

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